Review: “How to Draw a Cathedral” at Max Protetch

Art in America – October 2010

Art in America

[Excerpt] “…when the artist video recorded the Manhattan skyline from the roof of his studio in Brooklyn during a snowstorm (resulting in Live Cinema, a work shown at the Philadelphia Museum last spring), he did so using seven stationary long shots, each one hour in length.  As much as a record of duration, the work is experienced as a progression of reduplicative stills.  Further testing the temporal logic of video, the scenes are frequently disrupted by the camera’s automated lens, which struggles to find a fixed focal point through the limited visibility of the storm.  The work obscures a sense of continuous time and space, rather than capturing it. Hyde’s recent New York show continues the dialogue between the perceived temporal qualities of moving and still images.” – By David Duncan

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October 17, 2010